10491348_1505998149634186_5450185553742143228_oMinnesota’s local political candidates probably aren’t too high up on many people’s radar, but this guy certainly should be.

Republican businessman Bob Frey (pictured) is currently running for Carver County’s house district 47A in the Minnesota House of Representatives, and he has made sodomy one of his key campaign issues, claiming it’s the cornerstone of… the economy?

Yes, the economy.

Frey is a father of five, a “lifelong conservative Republican,” and the founder of Frey Manufacturing, which boasts “the best traffic signal mounting equipment in the World!”

Before running for office, his biggest political success was helping Michele Bachmann dismantle the Profiles in Learning program in Minnesota, which was designed to promote higher standards in education by requiring minimum competence in skills like basic reading, writing, and math for all graduates from state high schools.

When questioned recently about his various political positions by local media outlet Minn Post, Frey said he believes all social and economic issues lead back to the same thing: the gay agenda and/or sodomy.

Said Frey: “It’s not about the gay agenda, but about the science and the financial impact of that agenda. It’s more about sodomy than about pigeonholing a lifestyle.”

10519774_1512132492354085_8786559526675823552_nIf you’re having trouble understanding what the hell he’s saying, have no fear. Frey went on to elaborate:

When you have egg and sperm that meet in conception, there’s an enzyme in the front that burns through the egg. The enzyme burns through so the DNA can enter the egg. If the sperm is deposited anally, it’s the enzyme that causes the immune system to fail. That’s why the term is AIDS – acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

(For the record: This explanation is entirely false. Both the parts about reproduction and AIDS.)

So how exactly does this impact the economy? Well, according to Frey: “It’s about sodomy. It’s huge amounts of money. AIDS is a long term illness, causing pain, suffering, death. A long-term illness that’s very expensive to treat.”

Um… Okay.

This isn’t the first time the political hopeful promoted ridiculous and, frankly, offensively inaccurate comments about HIV/AIDS.

10502492_1511674909066510_850962743448716490_nIn May, local media outlet Bluestem Prairie reported that Frey began distributing an antigay, pro-bullying DVD to his supporters. The video, titled “Sodomy, Health, Money, and HF826,” was produced by the Pro-Marriage Amendment Forum, a hate group founded in 2011 by Republican Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen and “ex-gay” activist Kevin Peterson.

In the 40-minute video, an unidentified male narrator, which some have speculated is Frey himself, boasts: “Gay marriage or sexual orientation is not about gays, bis, heterosexuals, marriage, right, wrong, et cetera. That is just a diversion. It is deceitful and in most cases a downright lie.”

He continues: “It is about legalizing sodomy, causing avoidable pain, suffering, death, and financial ruin.”

Later in the video, the narrator repeats what Frey told Minn Post almost verbatim: “When sperm enters the digestive system, it is quickly absorbed into the blood. It is the enzyme in the sperm that causes the immune system to fail. AIDS stands for acquired immune deficiency syndrome.”

He continues, “Sodomy is a voluntary act to destroy the immune system that protects us from disease, various cancers, and other health issues.”

10338281_1508606716039996_5162176959252192512_nEvidently Frey and the producers of this video didn’t do much, if any, research before making these outrageous claims. If they had, they would have learned that HIV/AIDS is not a gay disease and is, in fact, most commonly transmitted through heterosexual intercourse worldwide.

According to the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, of all the HIV-positive people in the world, slightly more than half of them are women. And according to AIDSMeds.com, slightly more than 80 percent of HIV infections in Africa are acquired through heterosexual intercourse. Most infections in Latin America are acquired through drug injection. Heterosexual intercourse and drug injection are also the main modes of transmission in both South and South East Asia.

Neither Frey nor his Republican opponent, Jim Nash, were able to clench their party’s nomination earlier this year, which means the men will battle it out in a primary scheduled in August. District 47A is heavily Republican, which means that, if he can beat Nash, Frey has a very good shot at actually being elected.

Now there’s a terrifying thought.

See a disturbing two-minute excerpt from the DVD Frey circulated that was acquired by Bluestem Prairie below.

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